Re: G5 XServe
On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 10:40:19PM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 07, 2004 at 04:54:23PM -0400, Jonas Meyer wrote:
> > Hello. I've been trying to get debian Sarge to install on a G5 XServe
> > with little success. I've looked around, and it seems like there are
> > no messages regarding this subject on this list, and no documentation
> > that seems to indicate it shouldn't work, or how to get it to work.
> > I downloaded the latest netinst daily build for sarge from
> > http://cdimage.debian.org/pub/cdimage-testing/daily/powerpc/current/
> > sarge-powerpc-netinst.iso, and it boots from the cd fine. However,
> > after I type "install-power4", or "expert-power4" it goes to an open
> > firmware screen and gives the following output:
> > ... ok
> > Copying OF device tree...done
> > Initializing fake screen: VTXP
> > Calling quiesce
> > Returning 0x01400000 from prom_init
> > Then it freezes. Does debian install on the G5 XServe? Do I need to
> > do special things to make it work?
> The PPC32 2.6.7 kernel doesn't support the XServe G5. Here's a kernel
> patch that worked for us (also sent upstream):
What about 2.6.8 ? In particular what about the 2.6.8 debian kernels ?
The patch seems small, but from a quick glance, the cpu_setup_power4.S hunks
may need investigation and testing on non-G5 power4 boxes and older G5 ones.
- G5 XServe
- From: Jonas Meyer <Jonas.M.Meyer@dartmouth.edu>
- Re: G5 XServe
- From: Colin Watson <firstname.lastname@example.org>